Fondation Mo Ibrahim : A Scholarship for Africans at the Middle of Their Career.

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     The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is an African foundation created in 2006 with one objective: the crucial importance of governance and leadership in Africa, which are at the heart of tangible improvement in the quality of life of African citizens. The foundation does not grant or raise funds; it only focuses on the main goal through four initiatives:

-Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)

-Ibrahim Prize for his achievements in African leadership

-Ibrahim governance weekend

-Ibrahim leadership scholarships

     The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has launched a call for applications for African professionals to participate in a training program in several fields, including leadership and international relations. Applicants must be midway through their career and come from one of the following fields or sectors: academia, NGOs, business, government departments, civil society or the media. They should have knowledge and interest in the political challenges of global governance and hold a university degree. 

     The countries eligible to participate in this program are: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The scholarship will be held full-time at Chatham House, Britain’s Institute for International Relations. In addition to training programs, it will cover living costs in London, including accommodation, utilities, transport and other basic expenses.

     To participate and have more information please visit the Mo Ibrahim and Chatham House website. There you will find the requirements and structure of the scholarship. Believe in yourself and Good luck to you all.

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